Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Simi Valley, CA


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum opened in 1991. In anticipation of an exhibit redesign project, the Foundation engaged Pankow to relocate the museum store within the Library and renovate its main Entrance Lobby. In addition to construction of the store, work included lobby tile replacement, construction of a new dividing wall at the theater and Oval Office renovations. All work was completed while the library and museum remained open to the public.

After completing the Phase I renovation of the Main Entrance Lobby and relocation and rebuild of the retail facility, Pankow was selected for the Phase II renovation of 22,000 SF of new interactive exhibits and gallery space. The $1.5 million renovation was scheduled to coincide with President Reagan’s 100th birthday on February 6, 2011.

Project included thousands of square feet of Level 5 finish on walls - meaning that the finish is smooth, seamless and fit for display and video projection - in accordance with National Archives and Records Adminstration’s (NARA) guidelines. This project also included coordination with a remote exhibit subcontractor for all new cases and displays.